Bobby Shuttleworth comes to Florida State after finishing a 14-year career in the MLS and has been named an assistant soccer coach by head coach Brian Pensky. Shuttleworth started his MLS career in 2009 after playing collegiately at Buffalo. During his 14-year career, he spent time with four different MLS clubs, most recently with Atlanta United in 2022. He made a total of 238 regular season and playoff appearances and ranks 13th all-time among MLS goalkeepers in regular-season games played (232).
Shuttleworth finished his career with 81 wins in 14 seasons and recorded 53 clean sheets during his time in the professional ranks. He started his career with the New England Revolution where he played eight seasons. Shuttleworth played in 127 matches with 124 starts during his time with New England. In 2014 the Revolution finished fifth in the league standings and Shuttleworth helped lead them to the MLS Cup Final.
He then played two seasons with Minnesota United, a season with the Sacramento Republic and two seasons with the Chicago Fire before ending up in Atlanta for the 2022 season.
Shuttleworth’s name is plastered all over the University of Buffalo’s record book as he is first in career goals-against average (.80) and third in career wins (21). He finished the 2008 season with a .63 GAA good for second-best in school history and his .94 GAA in 2007 is good for 10th best in school history.
Shuttleworth is married to his wife Geenamarie and they have one daughter Quinn.
“Bobby Shuttleworth has been playing professionally for over 14 years, so with that comes a vast number of experiences on the field, in the locker room, in the video room and beyond,” said Pensky. “He has been coached by a number of high-level goalkeeping coaches, assistant coaches and head coaches so he’s seen a lot and learned a lot over the years. Bobby has always known that his next chapter would be in coaching, so he has spent almost half of his playing career being involved with college teams on the side, so he is certainly ready for this opportunity. We are elated to have Bobby, his wife Geenamarie and their daughter Quinn joining us at Florida State.”